Unity and Application

Ergo: An Open Access Journal of Philosophy 8 (2021)
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Abstract

Propositions represent the entities from which they are formed. This fact has puzzled philosophers and some have put forward radical proposals in order to explain it. This paper develops a primitivist account of the representational properties of propositions that centers on the operation of application. As we will see, this theory wins out over its competitors on grounds of strength, systematicity and unifying power.

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Geoffrey Hall
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